Ladakh is a valley for those who know how to live, and how to travel. This “land of passes” is adventure personified and thrill manifested in a concrete form. Ladakh is a stimulating and gripping valley, a land of beauty and peace, and a paradise for those who love to live life on the edge.
And if biking is the reason you live, then this Leh Ladakh Bike Trip has a place for you. This ride offers a challenging route and is bound to take your breath away. Ride through one of the most spectacular and picturesque landscapes in the world and cross over high mountain passes with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, rugged terrain and challenging routes.
Come prepared for every possible weather from scorching sunshine to freezing blizzards, even in mid-summer.
Day 1: Delhi/ Chandigarh to Manali
Departure from Delhi/Chandigarh to Manali by Volvo Bus service. Your ticket for the journey till Manali is included in the cost.
For those who are getting their own bike, join us on Day 2 in Manali.
Day 2: Manali Local Discovery
Indulge yourself in the local discovery and find the hidden gems of this enchanting Himalayan town. This day is mostly for the test rider to let you test your bikes and give you a gist of rules and regulations of the tour.
Day 3: Manali to Jispa (120 km)
We start our day early and ride from Manali to Jispa. Pass the Beas nalla – the place before Rohtang pass where the river Beas flows and forms a stream and gorge, then to Marhi a “shanty town of roadside restaurants” in Himachal Pradesh located midway between Manali and Rohtang on the Manali-Leh Highway, and Rohtang pass at an elevation of 13,054 ft.
Day 4: Jispa to Sarchu (90 km)
After breakfast start your journey to Baralacha pass which is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway. En route you will be crossing Darcha a village on the Bhaga River in Lahaul region. It is the northernmost permanent settlement in Himachal Pradesh along the Manali-Leh Highway. And then you head towards Sarchu a major halt point with tented accommodation in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway, on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.Itlies on Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, at an altitude of 4,290 m. The halt will add an extreme adventure to your biking expedition with its camp. Because of its sky reaching altitude, the only means of accommodation possible in the valley is camping.
Day 5: Sarchu to Leh (250 km)
Move towards Leh covering approx 260 kms on your bike. Leh, a high altitude desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and astonishing landscapes. En route cross Naki mountain ranges situated between Gurla Dhr and Handi Got, crossover Lahera Dhr, Lachang La (5065 m) and Tanglang La pass (5300 m) which is the highest mountain pass on the Manali – Leh highway and the world’s second highest motorable road. Enter the Indus valley from the Zanskar valley.
At an elevation of 6000m, Zanskar is the wild and untamed valley of the clouds, with the Himalayas guarding it like a mother; it is where the skies speak, and the mountains echo, and the poppies and the edelweiss bloom.
Day 6: Leh - Local Exploration
Today will be a comparatively relaxed day. Spend the day exploring Leh and around.
Day 7: Leh to Nubra via Khardung La (130 km)
After breakfast, start your ride towards Nubra Valley. You’ll be crossing the highest motorable pass in the world – Khardung La! The view from the top (5600m) is spectacular and we have time to enjoy a photo session. Later we ride to Nubra Valley. It’s another 95 km from Khardungla Pass. Overnight stay is in the Nubra Valley.
Day 8: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake via Shyok (280 km)
Today we will be taking one of the most uncommon routes in Ladakh. We will ride to Pangong via Shyok village. A route previously accessible only to the army, it has opened recently for the tourists. While riding you will definitely enjoy the scenic view of mountains and waterfalls.
Day 9: Pangong Lake to Leh (230 km)
After breakfast, we start our ride back to Leh crossing the third highest pass in the world- Chang La. The route is beautiful and sure to leave you mesmerized.
Day 10: Leh to Sarchu (150 km)
Taking the same route back to Sarchu and we will camp the night here.
Day 11: Sarchu to Manali (230 km)
After breakfast, we will head back towards Manali taking the same route back. We will check in at the hotel and celebrate the ride we conquered. Overnight in Manali.
Day 12: Manali to Delhi (by AC Volvo)
It’s time to bid goodbye to this epic journey. We will provide you with Volvo tickets to Delhi.
Day 13: Departure
Fly back to your destination.
During this tour, you will be accommodated at several hotels, guesthouses, and fixed tents on a twin sharing basis.